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View Diary: Update #6 (More Cartoons): UK Elections - Live Blog, Hung Parliament, Tories Just Shy (294 comments)

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    grannyhelen, NY brit expat

    ... as all ballots are paper ballots in person or by mail.  At least that's what I remember when I was in grad school in London in the mid-1990's.  I could be wrong though.

    The other thing to remember is that for each of the 650 seats in the House of Commons, there are about 100,000 constituents, not all of voting age.  This compares to roughly 700,000 per member (on average) in the U.S. House of Representatives. So, the universe of voters in each constituency only numbers in the tens of thousands. In essence, there is no national election but 650 separate ones and each much easier to manage than statewide elections in the United States.

    See this guide to voting in the U.K..

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